Gov’t Facilitates COVID-19 Vaccination for Creative Economy Actors
Date 18 April 2021
In a bid to speed up recovery of the tourism sector, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency has facilitated COVID-19 vaccination for creative economy actors.
The vaccination was carried out in collaboration with Ministry of Health, Health Office of Special Capital Region of Jakarta, and health care provider Homecare 24. As many as 126 people were vaccinated representing various sub-sectors of the creative economy industry, such as movies, music, arts, cinema, television, radio, and event organizer. This initial vaccination will be continued in stages by either the Central Government or local governments.
“We hope that this vaccination can kick off the vaccination for more than 30 million people in the sectors of tourism and creative economy,” Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy/Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno said in Jakarta, Saturday (17/4).
The creative economy, Sandiaga said, has a high multiplier effect. The activities in this sector are expected to stimulate the Indonesian economy to bounce back, he said.
“Many works in the creative economy industry have become a public need in carrying out their activities during a pandemic, especially the need for information and entertainment,” Sandiaga said.
Vaccination, the Minister said, will provide a sense of security for those in the industry and lower their risks of being exposed to COVID-19. Through this vaccination program, it is expected that they can return to production and other activities by still maintaining strict health protocols, he added.
The Ministry, Sandiaga stated, will further coordinate with other ministries/agencies and the private sector on priority vaccines. “We support people in the creative economy sector, especially those who work outside the house and have a high intensity of interaction to immediately obtain priority vaccines,” he said.
On the occasion, the Minister also reminded those who have received the vaccination to remain disciplined in implementing health protocols. (Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Public Relations/UN) (FI/MUR)